Judge Genece Brinkley Denies Meek Mill A New Trial
(AllHipHop News) Meek Mill has suffered a legal set back in his long-standing feud with Judge Genece Brinkley.
Judge Brinkley issued a 47-page ruling today, shooting down Meek Mill's request for a new trial.
According to the ruling, Meek failed to meet the burden of proof to support his lawyers' claims that he was denied a fair trial after his 2007 arrest for drugs and guns.
The rapper was sent back to prison in November of 2017, after Judge Brinkley ruled Meek violated his probation.
Meek spent five months in prison before he was released in April, after lawmakers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania overturned the Judge's decision to keep him incarcerated.
Meek's lawyers maintain Judge Genece Brinkley has a personal vendetta against the rapper.
Meek's lawyers have argued that a corrupt cop named Reginald Graham lied under oath to secure his conviction.
Even though several other people had their convictions tossed over Reginald Graham's perjured testimony, Judge Brinkley believes this is not enough to give Meek a new trial.
"In light of recent disclosures regarding this officer's misconduct, the Commonwealth is not able to stand behind the credibility of his trial testimony at this time," a document from prosecutors to the court reads. "Accordingly, the Commonwealth concedes that a new trial is necessary."
Meek's lawyers will almost certainly appeal the latest decision.